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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 4, 2011 8:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The last of the 'very good' Grateful Dead shows

I agree that post-Brent, post 10-31-91, there was a drastic decline in the music. I can think of no show that as a whole, was strong throughout. None. Maybe something in the first set, maybe pre-drums, or post. However, most likely, a song or two for the whole show would stand out and sometimes one of them was Drums. I once held October '94 in much higher esteem then a do today. The 10-14 S/F & Corinna>Matilda, the 10-17-94 Eyes, I feel are very overrated, and they are the best of the bunch from October '94. I'll give 10-5 another listen. As an aside, I used to really like 7-20-94, but that has dropped as well. The scene had declined like the Haight in '68 by '94. Maybe I was less amenable to stupidity and much more sober.
I agree that the Jerry ballad slot had some amazing performances. Maybe some of the very best of all time for a particular songs. So Many Roads was a powerful song when he could hit it.



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Poster: splue Date: Jun 4, 2011 9:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The last of the 'very good' Grateful Dead shows

if i could store thees much infomation micah i would hafta build an infomation-storing store ;)

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Poster: splue Date: Jun 4, 2011 9:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The last of the 'very good' Grateful Dead shows

u would not be able 2 afford the taxes splue

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Poster: splue Date: Jun 4, 2011 9:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The last of the 'very good' Grateful Dead shows

"blow me"--ducats

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Poster: splue Date: Jun 4, 2011 9:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The last of the 'very good' Grateful Dead shows

LOL

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jun 4, 2011 10:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The last of the 'very good' jihad

jihad is not just for little kids anymore

senior citizen kane

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 4, 2011 11:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The last of the 'very good' jihad

Where have all our Jihadist's vids gone? I bet quasim got killed.

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Poster: splue Date: Jun 4, 2011 11:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The last of the 'very good'

i m waiting 4 a micah6vs8 veedio----hmmmmmm????

plz no twerking :D

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Poster: splue Date: Jun 5, 2011 12:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The last of the 'very good'

http://www.archive.org/details/Prozim-AfricanButtDance291


not appropriate for dark star, no matter

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Poster: splue Date: Jun 5, 2011 12:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The last of the 'vry very good'

thank God (sry godhaters) NC ur here 2 restore the comedy of the forum (sry micah)


now if only i can get this tv to stop showing thees crzy forum


ok, cue the ducats




"blow me"--duvatz




sry we could only afford the duvatz, a jewish knockoff


its so reassuring & nice 2 get that message from duvatz, makes me feel
like i wandered into a little "film" in west hollywood

oh well, one can dream (again, sry micah);)






http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-10-06.113808.kbfh.fm.tamarkin.flac16


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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 4, 2011 11:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The last of the 'vry very good'

I am very against comedy or laughter of any kind.

http://tinyurl.com/2katke

Special for you NC.

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Poster: splue Date: Jun 5, 2011 12:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The last of the 'vry very good'

dear micah, plz talk 2 NC about his latest veedio--theres so much f===in in it, its probably XXX by mormon standards

i think he needs 2 unplug cable tv!!!! ;D

i found a good gd show so ill post it so i dont become known
as "that splue ^%^%$%#"---o, 2 late



http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-10-06.113808.kbfh.fm.tamarkin.flac16

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jun 24, 2011 2:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The last of the 'vry very good'

eewwww, the thin lips, the sharp hateful "i am funny, believe it" vibe... hot

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Poster: splue Date: Jun 24, 2011 8:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The last of the 'vry very good'

i think her eyebrows r sorta hot---is that weird????

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Poster: bkidwell Date: Jun 4, 2011 10:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The last of the 'very good' Grateful Dead shows

I think 7/20/94 is one of those shows made by a single moment, the incredibly crisp "front porch banjo pickin" jam between Corrina and the first Matilda. It's one of those passages that hints at a wonderful musical direction that the band could have developed if Jerry had been able to get healthy. The semi-acoustic sound and an instrumental approach more related to the late grisman/garcia collaborations is like a fresh breeze, and the rhythms interlock so well. Then it seems like the jam is over and the band is leaving the stage, but Jerry is still following the thread of the idea and Vince picks it up, then the rest of the band and the first Matilda is such a light, casual, thing - it was like a butterfly landed on the stage and everybody was being careful not to scare it away.

In a lot of ways it was a very typical "Deer Creek moment" - every year from 89-94 the Creek shows would have a few moments that really sparkled, until the associations of the venue were stained by the gate-crashing jerks. It was like the band felt more relaxed there and was willing to let a jam open up.

The tape that made me a deadhead - the very first bootleg I heard, and one that I still absolutely love, was Deer Creek 7/18/90. I heard the tape of 2nd set in late 90 or early 91 as a pretentious teenager who thought rock music sucked, and I was just staggered by space->Other One and the Terrapin. It's been Beethoven, Schumann, and the Grateful Dead for me ever since...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 5, 2011 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The last of the 'very good' Grateful Dead shows

bkidwell, I find your posts well written and thought provoking. I am glad you choose to post here.
7-20-94 does hold some gems for me, but the whole show does not. I'll take away Peggy-O from the first set. Peggy-O lovers give it a shot. I used to love this version of Childhood's End, but it has turned in the bottle. The second set, for me, begins after the rain/sun foolishness w/Corinna.
I don't understand the animus towards this song. One of Weir's (and Mickey's) best later day contributions. (I wish I could describe this musically). The rhythm shifted in this song and it didn't quite sound the GD anymore. There were unusual cross-currents with the string players as well, especially w/ Jerry's penchant for Polynesian/ Hawaiian sounds in '94. Very different, unique Dead. It needs to be looked at again.
Onto the beautiful. No doubt about Matilda. One of the transcendental moments for just the reasons you describe. The UJB and MD post space are also highlights. I remember at the time the scene saying that this deliberate and well done UJB was a 'make-up' for the utter train wreak at Highgate. So, 5 high quality songs for '94. Some of the others aren't bad (BIODTL). Some are.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd94-07-20.sbd.darkstar.12596.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: bkidwell Date: Jun 5, 2011 5:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The last of the 'very good' Grateful Dead shows

Thank you very much for the kind words, you are one of the several really fine posters here in the forum that sets an example for thoughtful commentary that I try to live up to.

I agree that Corrina is an interesting song that sometimes led to jams that were exploring some new turf. I think some of the motivation for the style was just "well, if the drummers want to play everything like an afro-cuban war dance, lets give them an afro-cuban war dance" - its such a percussion heavy, simple rhythm focused groove.

The unpopularity I think is easy to understand - the song is too long and the repetitive backing vocal "slides" can really start to grate on the ear after awhile. I think if the singing part was over a couple minutes sooner, the song wouldn't have often felt like a drag. Several pieces of material in the last few years are burdened with similar problems, where the song has 3 verses, 3 choruses, 2 bridges and a lot of the same backing vocal lines sung many times.